Health Sciences: Websites

Guide to resources for assessment tasks in health issues, health education and public health

Selected websites

Health science search engines and subject gateways

HSO - Health Sciences Online
Delivers authoritative, comprehensive, free, and ad-free health sciences knowledge. Search and browse any health sciences topic from over 50,000 courses, references, guidelines, and other learning resources.

Martindale Health Sciences Guide
Covers a very broad range of topics and types of material.

Australian Health Practioner Law Library - AustLII
Australian legal resources with links to Health Law , Family Law and others.


Better Health Channel - Victorian website providing health and medical information for consumers.

Department of Human Services
information about the Australian health system.

Department of Health and Ageing - For health professionals
This section of the site contains comprehensive range of topics relevant for health professionals.

Department of Health
Website for the Victorian Department of Health. Includes policies, publications and information about Victorian Health care.

An innovative web resource that makes knowledge and information on Indigenous health easily accessible to inform practice and policy.

An Australian Government initiative which aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about health.

Australian organisations and peak bodies

AHPA - Allied Health Professions Australia
The national peak body for major health professions and their representative bodies.

AMA - Australian Medical Association
The AMA is the peak membership organisation representing the registered medical practitioners (doctors) and medical students of Australia.

AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.

ACOSS - Australian Council of Social Services
The national peak council of the community welfare sector in Australia, the principal voice of low income and disadvantaged people in social and economic policy matters.

MJA clinical guidelines
Medical Journal of Australia.

NHMRC health guidelines
National Health and Medical Research Council.

SARRAH - Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
Nationally recognised as a peak body representing rural and remote allied health professionals.

VLGA - Victorian Local Governance Association
A unique peak body for councillors, community leaders and local governments working together for progressive change.  

International organisations

World Health Organization.

National Institutes of Health (USA)
Brings together a variety of health related information.

NICE published guidelines (UK)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (USA)
US Department of Health and Human Services.

Evaluating webpages

The Monash University Research and Learning Online site demonstrates the finer points of Evaluating webpages.

This page also has a printable PDF version (1.38 MB)

Images and animations

Includes biomechanical animations, dynamic MRI, and movie clips to supplement the 3D model.

Wellcome Trust
Free-to-use animations on DNA sequencing, and parasitic, bacterial and viral diseases.

Zygote Body is a website containing a detailed 3D model of the human body.